Simba Sleep said it was profitable at the EBITDA line for the fifth straight quarter as it reported accelerating sales growth amid the easing of store restrictions in the three months to end June.

Feather & Black has showcased the inside of its first new store since Dreams acquired the brand and its Internet operation last year. It says two more will follow before the year is out.

A return to more normal margin levels boosted profits for the company behind LPD Furniture in 2019/20 with its furniture division achieving big sales growth despite the pandemic.

Revenue declined at Harrison Spinks in 2019/20 amid the impact of the pandemic but the Leeds mattress and components manufacturing group continued to generate cash and remain profitable.

Fast-growing family-owned retail chain Sussex Beds will reach a dozen stores next month with it continuing its expansion into neighbouring counties in South East England.

Revenue in the U.K. and Ireland jumped by almost a fifth for direct-to-consumer mattress company Eve Sleep in the first half of 2021, with the business also investing in stock.

South Yorkshire bed company Aspire Furniture has taken a large warehouse near Leeds as it puts in place the foundations for planned growth over the next few years.

Foam and sprung mattress imports jumped 90 percent on 2020, new figures show, with the total for the year to date now almost matching comparable data for 2019.

Lars Larsen Group has completed its takeover of 16-store Swedish mattress chain Sängjätten, vendor Beter Bed Holding announced Friday morning.

Visitors are now able to register to attend the 2021 Bed Show, the National Bed Federation has announced.

The Vita Group, one of the largest suppliers to the U.K.'s upholstery and bedding sectors, has acquired Technical Foam Services, a foam conversion business based in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Retailers have fewer than three weeks to enter the National Bed Federation's (NBF) annual Bed Industry Awards, which are scheduled to return in a physical format at the Bed Show later this year.

Consumer home show Grand Designs Live will this autumn host The Great Sleep Quality Experiment 2021 — where major bed brands will showcase their products in what has been described as the U.K.'s biggest blind mattress test.

Bensons for Beds said its decision to grow the headcount at its Huntingdon factory by 13 percent is a response to rising demand, with the retailer and manufacturer concurrently adding more warehouse capacity.

Britain's bed industry will be required to demonstrate how it will handle product recalls as a result of the latest update to the National Bed Federation's (NBF) Code of Practice.

Hardwood furniture and upholstery retailer Oak Furnitureland is to expand into the sleep category, putting a recently acquired U.K. mattress brand at the heart of its plan.

Dreams, the U.K.'s largest bed specialist, has formally launched its dedicated ecommerce brand Sleep and Snooze, saying it will be distinct from its core business.

Tempur Sealy International (TSI) and Leggett & Platt (L&P) both have long track records in the U.K. bedding market but their importance will be elevated further following deals for Dreams and Kayfoam Woolfson respectively.

Leeds direct-to-consumer mattress brand Otty Sleep achieved its first full year profitability milestone last year on the back of improved marketing efficiency. But it said stock shortages impacted delivered turnover.

Bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks has donated dozens of mattresses and divan bases to a pioneering new development in its home city that will positively support homeless people as they move back into communities.

Ecommerce bed retailer Mattress Online enjoyed exponential sales and profits growth in the past year and is to up its bricks-and-mortar presence with a store opening programme.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has told the Government a sector-specific Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme will work better than adopting a one-size fits all approach in its response to a consultation that will have widespread consequences for the furniture sector.

U.K. tax authorities have refunded just over £1 million in VAT as restructuring advisors continue to work on the estate of the predecessor company to Silentnight, whose business and assets were sold in a prepack deal ten years ago.

April saw another eight-figure shipment of mattresses arrive at U.K. ports but the total in the year-to-date remains lower than in comparable periods.

The Vita Group has joined the Furniture Makers' Company, the furnishings industry charity and City of London livery company, as a corporate member.

Mattress supplier Mammoth has backed the Pickstar Rugby Players Association 2021 Awards by sponsoring the England Men’s Player of the Year category.

Dreams launched its new advertising campaign in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA) on Monday ahead of the Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer.

Britain's bed industry is ready to move forward, says the National Bed Federation, which at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) vowed to continue to put sustainability at the heart of its activity.

U.S. bedding and components conglomerate Leggett & Platt has acquired Kayfoam Woolfson, the Ireland based foam producer and bed manufacturer behind brands including Kaymed.

The newly-formed enterprise that emerged from the ashes of a regional beds chain in the North East of England has made a positive start, new figures show.

A West Yorkshire mattress, bed and headboard maker will begin taking new orders again from Friday as it recovers from its factory being partially destroyed by a fire earlier this year.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding producer, has chosen a 130-acre site at Crawfordsville, Indiana as the location for a previously-announced domestic foam-pouring factory.

Losses widened at the group behind the rise and recline chair and adjustable beds brands Middletons and Oak Tree last year though it built increased liquidity through cash management.

Premium-pitched bedding retailer Bedfolk has raised £1 million from the venture capital firm that has backed furniture retailer The Cotswold Company for the past five years.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced the categories for its 12th annual industry awards, including a new category — the NBF Retail Champion of the Year.

The owner of the M Line mattress wholesale brand that was once ubiquitous across British retail parks is launching a new bed subscription service in the hope of generating lifetime relationships with customers.

Beds specialist Bensons for Beds has appointed Ian Shepherd as chairman, replacing ex-KPMG md Chris Howell who has stepped down after nearly two years with the retailer.

Dreams CEO Mike Logue says there remains plenty of business for the retailer to go after in the U.K. market following its proposed takeover by Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company.

Dreams will next week open the first physical Feather & Black showroom since it acquired the brand and web operations of the high-end retail fascia last July.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bed company, has agreed to acquire U.K. bed specialist Dreams in a takeover worth an expected £340 million.



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